Senior Living Straight Up

Posted in Caregiving, Lifestyle on October 2, 2019

The facts on your continuum of housing and care options. It’s been said that two things in life are certain: death and taxes. But, a third ‘certainty’ we often hear is that ‘the old folks home’ is no place to end up. We can’t argue with the first two, but the third couldn’t be further from the truth today. Senior living now offers a continuum of housing and care designed to help you age successfully. Read More »

Making the Right Move

Posted in Caregiving, Lifestyle on October 2, 2019

Tips to Finding Senior Care and Housing that Fits. It’s human nature to take the time to find the right fit. You don’t just try on one pair of jeans, test drive one car or tour just one house; you tirelessly explore all your options until you find the one. Why would you do anything less? It’s hard to truly enjoy something or to be comfortable when it doesn’t quite suit you. So why then, Read More »

Best Places to Eat in Minneapolis for Seniors and Special Diets

Posted in Lifestyle on October 2, 2019

With so many options, it can be hard to agree on the best restaurant in Minneapolis. There’s no question that finding good food is easy if you plan to dine out. But how do you find local restaurants in Minneapolis with plenty of options for someone with dietary restrictions? Our residents love to go out to eat with loved ones and visitors, so we compiled a list of the best local restaurants in Minneapolis for Read More »

Get Out and Explore: Outdoor Activities in Minneapolis

Posted in Lifestyle on October 2, 2019

With warm weather and sunny skies, get out and enjoy outdoor activities in the Twin Cities. If you are coming in for a visit, find some outdoor activities to enjoy your stay and explore the city. Or if you are local and looking for something new to do with your loved ones, consider trying one of the many outdoor things to do in Minneapolis this summer. Take Them Out to the Ballpark Attend a game Read More »

Milwaukee Walking Trails for Senior Residents

Posted in Lifestyle on October 2, 2019

Summer is the perfect time of year to get out and explore Milwaukee trails for walking and hiking. If you are in Milwaukee visiting a loved one at one of our senior living communities, consider going for a walk or hike. Staying active can help seniors improve relationships, improve memory, and reduce the risk of depression. Check out our list of nearby trails perfect for hiking with seniors. Hiking for Seniors in the Milwaukee Area When Read More »

Best Places for Seniors to Eat in Milwaukee

Posted in Lifestyle on October 2, 2019

Like most Midwest, blue-collar towns, Milwaukee is home to many restaurants serving classic American food and meals. However, up-and-coming chefs bring new culinary perspectives to restaurants across the city. Specifically, more and more of the best restaurants in Milwaukee offer healthier, seasonal menu items. Fresher food gives senior diners with restrictive diets more delicious options when eating out. Our New Perspective residents love to go out to eat with loved ones and visitors, so we Read More »

Changing Diets As We Age

Posted in Lifestyle on October 2, 2019

Make sure to eat enough fiber: Fiber helps lower our risk for heart disease, control our weight and prevent Type 2 diabetes. Whole grain bread and cereals, beans, peas, fruits, and vegetables are all fiber-rich foods that should be included in our diet every day. Get enough Vitamin B12: Most of us do not get enough B12 in our diets. B12 is a nutrient that helps keep our nerves and blood cells healthy. Many foods, especially cereals, Read More »

Need a break? Consider Respite Care.

Posted in Lifestyle on October 2, 2019

As McDonalds so succinctly told us, “You deserve a break today.” If you’re the primary caregiver of your elder loved one, you undoubtedly understand the sentiment.  But how does one take a ‘break’?  The answer is Respite Care! Respite Care for the elderly is a short-term stay at a senior living community. While often used by seniors who are recovering from a hospital visit or other health circumstances, it is also available for other circumstances as Read More »

The Joys of Traveling with Seniors!

Posted in Lifestyle on October 2, 2019

Truly one of the greatest joys of our lives must be traveling. Getting away from the daily grind of our lives and exploring new places, meeting new people or just becoming one with a stretch of open sandy beach.  There is a palatable euphoria that happens when you toss a few essentials into a suitcase, turn your out-of-office response on in your email and lock your front door. You are free, at least for a Read More »

Using Music to Exercise

Posted in Brain Health on October 2, 2019

We all know we need to exercise—but can music really help?  Well, humans love rhythm.  We tap our toes, and nod our head to the beat.  Even toddlers will waddle to the rhythm. And if we add music to exercise, the brain benefits, along with the heart. When researchers at Ohio State University added music to exercise, the participants who exercised to music performed more than twice as well on verbal fluency tests than those who exercised without Read More »